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Cincinnati Bearcats visit South Florida Bulls in college basketball clash

Cincinnati BearcatsSouth Florida Bulls
16-2January 18, 2014, 05:00 | Sun Dome10-7

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Sun Dome Saturday as host South Florida looks to handle the Cincinnati Bearcats in NCAA hoops action.

The Bearcats will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 7-4-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Bulls are 5-9 ATS. Cincinnati is 1-11 on the totals; South Florida is 4-9.

View Cincinnati Bearcats vs South Florida Bulls Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Bulls as 8.5-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

This game puts the Bulls, most recently No. 278 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bearcats, who rate No. 26 in the latest survey.

Cincinnati was a 69-58 winner in their most recent outing at home against Temple. They failed to cover the 14.5-point spread as favorites. Sean Kilpatrick scored 23 points leading the Bearcats to a 69-58 victory over Temple at Fifth Third Arena on Tuesday.

South Florida was a 71-54 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Southern Methodist. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as underdogs. South Florida suffered a 71-54 loss against Southern Methodist on Wednesday, getting 12 points from Zach LeDay in a losing effort at Moody Coliseum.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features South Florida's No. 207-ranked scoring average of 68.88 PPG, against a Bearcats defense rated No. 4 and allowing 56.28 PPG. The Bulls FG% has averaged 44.38% to date this season, more than the Bearcats shooters have managed so far (42.27% per game).

A few Bearcats at Bulls trends to consider:
Cincinnati is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Cincinnati is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Cincinnati is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Cincinnati is 2-9 ATS in its last 11 games when playing South Florida
South Florida is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
South Florida is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of South Florida's last 6 games
South Florida is 9-2 ATS in its last 11 games when playing Cincinnati

Next up:
Cincinnati home to Central Florida, Thursday, January 23rd
South Florida at Louisville, Wednesday, January 22nd